For the project "Transposition", four renowned Canadian artists were invited to reconceptualize existing
literary works as spatialized sound pieces with the help of 4DSOUND technology.
4DSOUND enables the production of audio holograms: highly vivid, spatialized sound apparitions,
that completely change the way we perceive our surroundings. As with visual
holograms, the listener can experience spatial depth and dimensionality from different perspectives within this
from different perspectives. For the installation, the Tokonoma will be equipped with a 4DSOUND system.
system. The audience is invited to immerse themselves in a new spatial dimension for 45 minutes,
which feels like a source-less sound environment. The perceived architecture of the place changes and is
and is determined by the compositions that are played.
The pop-up installation will be shown from October 21 to 24 at the new club Tokonoma as part of the Frankfurt
Book Fair. The project was developed by Sound Diplomacy and Lobe Studio Vancouver in collaboration with
FACTOR and the Department of Heritage as part of Canada's Guest of Honour appearance at the Frankfurt
Book Fair 2020/2021. The event is being realized in collaboration with IMA Agency and the Tokonoma
About the works
The works created for "Transposition" make reference to a text or piece of
piece of literature that inspired the artists*. They use immersive sound as a medium for storytelling and
of storytelling and creative expression, and rethink the relationship between literature
between literature, narratives, and their work.
Brandon Wint's contribution, "Antidote," is a poetic and musical collaboration
between word artist Wint and a number of musicians from Edmonton and Vancouver.
Vancouver. The piece moves along the compelling axis between joy and sorrow. The
listeners are guided through the emotional worlds of self-worth, spiritual fulfillment, and climate
For this program, Charlotte Day Wilson has selected the three songs - Strangers, Changes and
Adam Complex - from her latest album, Alpha. Like autobiographical chapters
each piece embodies the song as a form of storytelling under the influence of
the various timbres of her own life experiences.